New ChintzBaby track – Pianpentaquart

Hello ChintzBabes!

Well, I’ve been in the studio again, and come up with a 5/4 piece.

“Pianpentaquart”

Yes, 5/4! I think it sounds really quite fab, if you like repetitive piano like I do. Proabably sounds a whole lot better on a CD rather than on SoundCloud and tinny speakers, but it’s pretty much all there nevertheless.

Here’s the SoundCloud link : https://soundcloud.com/chintzbaby/pianpentaquart

And for those with super modern web browsers, it should appear here in SoundCloud format :

A per usual, all done with Ardour, the percussion care of VCV Rack and the bass and strings from the very lovely ZynAddSubFX.

Let me know what you think – and hear all my choons at soundcloud.com/chintzbaby, or the list of latest tunes on the SoundCloud panel on the right of this page under the CD-Baby link, just click on the top track and listen away.

Actually, it looks like I might have enough tracks now to start thinking about possibly looking into the idea of … releasing the Difficult Second Album – crikey bobs, it might be a goer – watch this space!

Enjoy!

A Curation of Curious Creatures by ChintzBaby

Chintzbaby now on YouTube Music!

Hello,

I’ve just found out that my album has it’s own YouTube Music site – yey!

Have a look at it here : YouTube Music – it looks very stark, just black (lots of it) and white – maybe that’s the general mood about the place these days. Just listen to the tunes and you’ll feel a lot better, I guarantee it!

YouTube Music is Yet Another Streaming Service, which is going to pay me oodles of dosh every time someone listens to my stuff, or downloads it. I really don’t know quite how, as there are no ads on my bit of YouTube Music. But that’s fine by me.

It seems that the tunes have to be “Official Art Tracks” with videos and high-quality audio and an image of the cover art – none of my videos appear to be there yet, but maybe Google (for it is they) haven’t twigged on the connection between my release and my videos! Google, eh?

Anyway – the more Official Sites have my stuff, the better, and it does look good, albeit in monochrome. I may have to start promoting my first album again, or, even better, finish my Difficult Second Album.

You can see and hear the latest tunes on the right hand side of this site (titles explanation here) and it seems I’m running out of free SoundCloud space and may well have to “Go Pro”, as they all say. I need to sell more albums. Or delete some tracks from SoundCloud. Which I really, really don’t want to do, like, ever.

So – go ahead an have a look at GoogleTube’s new music site, and let me know what you think!

CheersO,

~ cb ~

ChintzBaby goes all SSL and HTTPS

… which is why you’ll not be able to read this until I re-generate my sitemap and a whole load of stuff to do with Google. Gah!

If you’ve come from Google – hello! Click on any of the links above to get the super-secure version, with that lock in your browser we all look for these days. For some reason, hey ho, Google (who are responsible for Chrome giving warnings about non-https/SSL sites) – link to my non-secure version. Yes, they do. And no amount of 301-redirects seem to be working at my ISP’s end.

I’m sure it’ll all sort itself out in the end.

Anyway, new tunes coming up very soon!

CheersO,

~ cb ~
ps : gaaaaagh!

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ChintzBaby on Tumblr!

Hello,

Having got an email from SoundCloud offering a few people Fame and Fortune if they bunged #SCFIRST onto one of their latest tracks, I discovered there’s a Soshal Meedya platform I’m not on.

So, go to chintzbaby.tumblr.com to see the same new/old stuff as on this site, and all these other sites : soundcloud.com/chintzbaby, cdbaby.com/Artist/Chintzbaby, reverbnation.com/chintzbaby, vimeo.com/chintzbaby, chintzbaby.blogspot.co.uk, facebook.com/ChintzBaby, twitter.com/chintzbaby, and uk.pinterest.com/chintzbaby. That’s a lot of admin.

So I’ve put #SCFIRST on my latest track, Moggie Orange – you never know, I may get noticed by the SoundCloud promoters and be Famous, and Rich!

Won’t change me, honest…

CheersO,

~ cb ~

Two New Ones from ChintzBaby …

Hello,

Two new tracks for your lug’oles :

DyrnmicsenAlt by ChintzBaby

Moggie Orange by ChintzBaby

No samples, and all using open-source (free, beer) musak-making software like Ardour, ZynAddSubFX and the insanely bonkers VCV Rack. make && make install and everything.

The Difficult Second album is still in progress with the goal to use no samples whatsoever at all. No, no, no to samples. Really tricky actually, because I really can’t find The Perfect Bass Kick sound to my liking. Googling it (other search engines are available, like Bing) seems to suggest it is Very Hard Work indeed. I do my best though, and the Moggie Orange thing has a speaker-busting bass drum, pity I can’t remember how I did it.

Anyhoos – enjoy the new stuff!

CheersO,
~ cb ~

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ChintzBaby on Resonate.is – wooo!

Hello,

Following a fascinating article in The Guardian, I discovered a new way of streaming me stuff – based on the super-trendy BlockChain technology (no middle-men, in theory). Yey!

Not sure quite how the blockchain thing works with resonate.is, because they are indeed middle-men (and men, yes, with beards, oh dear). But it seems to be better for Artistes (like me) and punters (like me and you) alike – more of the punters’ hard-won cash goes to the artiste.

Better than Spotify supposedly – the price of a track goes up the more you listen to it – I’m yet to work out quite why that is good, but it’s another platform for me to be on, so why not, eh?

Any-hoo – here I am on this new streaming service (website based on WordPress, oddly, not built from the ground up), hopefully it will be super-big and I’m in there at the beginning! A DotCom (well, DotIs) startup, can’t go wrong …

Own The Future!

What do we think of it then? Sign up now and get listening! Wooo! 🙂

CheersO,

~cb~

The Difficult Second Album

Hello Chintz Babies!

Following my last hugely successful ‘first’ album – A Curation of Curious Creatures : still available from CD-Baby, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes – I have begun work on my Difficult Second Album – and, yup, it’s not nearly as easy as recreating that slab of creativity, but here I go.

A Curation … mainly used some samples and wotnot from the Apple Mac I own (old, 2009), this time I’m not using any.

That was the plan, but I think, for one track, there may be samples of pianos, violas, timpani et al. It’s an Ardour ‘General MIDI’ plugin used on my Orchestral Track called OrcharLent.

I must find out who created it, because it does sound just fine.

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ardour general midi plugin

And rest, so far, are using more open source (free!) sound sources including the brand new, very exciting, Modular Synth collection called VCV Rack, plus me old stalwart, zynAddSubFX.

So …. here are my latest tunes, let me know what you think!

Inventing names for the tracks is always a tricky thing – ask any Artist – so I’ve attempted to create my own words, which are relatively pronounceable – and show no results on Google. It’s how I came up with ChintzBaby in the first place, an interesting exercise!

And here is a flickery video for Motianicsh:

And another video, we do have to make these things:

Kombazynch by ChintzBaby:

Some of this stuff may end up on the upcoming second thing, what do you think?

CheersO

~cb~

A Curation of Curious Creatures by ChintzBaby

Out! Now! A Curation of Curious Creatures! Woooeee!

Yup,

A Curation of Curious Creatures is Out Now! From CD-Baby, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and more …

A Curation… is an experiment in using stock things – stock sound loops from Apple, a stock black cat via Pixabay and stock video loops from Ignite Motion, all royalty free. All except Magenta Mole, which exclusively uses one ZynAddSubFX synth.

All composition is ChintzBaby’s, which is the best bit.

Thanks to : Apple, IgniteMotion, Mark McCurry, Harald Hvaal (ZynAddSubFX), Mike Monday, Gerhard Lengeling and Chris Adam (eMagic Logic original developers) and Dan Dennedy (ShotCut). None of whom knows me.

Lovely cat from : OpenClipart-Vectors.

A Track Listing:

1. Blue Mouse 3:44
2. Green Bear 5:29
3. Crimson Rabbit 3:53
4. Red Monkey 1:53
5. Purple Giraffe 5:26
6. Black Cat 3:22
7. Violet Vole 3:11
8. White Elephant 3:27
9. Magenta Mole 7:39

… hence the title of the album. I do think, and I would, that there’s something for everyone in this Curation, so have a listen – best place to start is my previous blog post with it all on YouTube.

Here be the outlets from which to purchase : A Curation of Curious Creatures by ChintzBaby :

CD-baby

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fcp6bCGSj8XVbdBDealzA

Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curation-Curious-Creatures-Chintzbaby…

Apple iTunes
A Curation of Curious Creatures – Chintzbaby

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/album/15535262

Well, that’s keep you lot going for a bit, it’s all lovely having An Album Out. Now for the next one …

CheersO,

~cb~

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A Curation of Curious Creatures by ChintzBaby

A Curation of Curious Creatures on YouTube

Hello!

Well – nearly Friday the 5th of May …. and I’ve bunged up the whole album on YouTube with videos.

Yup, one video per track, took ages, and I used the free clips from Ignite Motion – so you too can have a go. Get the ShotCut video editor for freebies too, and see if you can do better than me. Which you will, so don’t watch the YouTube too closely, just listen to the choons!

Here they are :









Available for pre-order, still, at : Amazon!

Wooo!

~cb~